Post by TheWallsScreamedPoetry on Jan 8, 2013 10:51:21 GMT
Sadly the usual stuff. Some of the information Mick Wall shares is severly debatable and some outright not true.
Ray Manzarek just dribbles his usual garbage and the other two share very little of interest.
John makes the point that he was the one who was most at odds with Jim's self destructiveness but does not mention anything about his own back stabbing of Morrison that may have fuelled this behaviour.
Seems that Mick just wanted to show how insane Morrison was rather than get into the SD album.
Shame as it's been my fave Doors album for over 30 years and defines the band for me.
"That's the trouble with reality!.... it's taken far too seriously! I do hope God is good to me and Santa Claus to the children! Celebrate...this parties over...I'm going home!"
Post by jonnybgoode82 on Jan 10, 2013 13:29:01 GMT
I've personally got no time for Mick Wall but it was refreshing to see a nice, long Doors' article in Classic Rock and one that touched upon something different.
Unfortunately it promised a lot and delivered little. Wall goes off on tangents, almost trying to encapsulate the spirit of Morrison in his writing, rather than actually telling us the story, which makes it bloated and self-indulgent at times.
Wall touches on Morrison's relationships with Nico and Pam but doesn't delve much past the surface. He mentions that Lou Reed had no time for Morrison but doesn't go anywhere with it and how the management were inexperienced but he doesn't really go any further than that.
And the main crux of the story is meant to be on Strange Days but they rarely touch on it and the angle turns into Elektra seeing the Doors as their cash cow and rushing them into a second album but that's all based on putting two and two together and not really on hard facts with quotes etc.
The best stuff comes from Robbie, it explains that John was hard to get hold of and reluctant and someone should really develop a Manzarek Bingo for Ray's interviews, like the one they've done for Gene Simmons.